Counterparts

Counterparts

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By 1993, alternative rock had arrived in a big way, and surprisingly, Canadian veterans Rush were game, releasing their most honest and organic rock & roll record in over a decade with Counterparts. Opener "Animate" is straightforward enough, but doesn't even hint at the guitar ferocity and lyrical angst of

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By 1993, alternative rock had arrived in a big way, and surprisingly, Canadian veterans Rush were game, releasing their most honest and organic rock & roll record in over a decade with Counterparts. Opener "Animate" is straightforward enough, but doesn't even hint at the guitar ferocity and lyrical angst of "Stick it Out," a song which undoubtedly polarizes Rush fans to this day. Intellectual melodic rockers like "Cut to the Chase," "At the Speed of Love," and "Everyday Glory" are also present (and less shocking), but diversity continues to rule the day with Geddy Lee's bass taking charge on the amazingly somber "Double Agent" and the giddy instrumental "Leave That Thing Alone." Pure hard rock resurfaces on "Cold Fire," but it is the largely acoustic "Nobody's Hero" which provides the album's most gripping moment with an impassioned plea for HIV consciousness and understanding.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/31/2004
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678373824
catalogNumber:
83738
Rank:
53195

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rush   Primary Artist
Michael Kamen   Conductor
Geddy Lee   Synthesizer,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Alex Lifeson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Neil Peart   Cymbals,Drums,electronic percussion
John Webster   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Rush   Producer
Michael Kamen   Orchestral Arrangements
Peter Collins   Arranger,Producer
Kevin Shirley   Engineer
Hugh Syme   Art Direction
Liam Birt   Executive Producer
Pegi Cecconi   Executive Producer
Everett Ravestein   Pre-production Assistant

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Counterparts 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The sound quality on this record is excellent. So are the songs. Rush returned with the best material they had written since "Moving Pictures" in 1981. And that´s more than a decade! The real highlight is the second track "Stick it out", with its dramatic riff. A very nice instrumental track is included as well. Highly recommended.
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